Comment on: Meier's house for Rowan Atkinson wins approval
Not all that different from the excellent housed in the thrities by the likes of FRS Yorke and Patrick Gwynes house for his father in Esher where I had the pleasure to work in the mid '50's
Comment on: Steel structure of Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre
How can we admire an architect whose concept design is costing some four times its original £80 Million budget with, it was reported im the London Evening Standard newspaper, fees of £40 Million!
Comment on: Olympic clock set for Trafalgar Square
A rediculous, nameless, design well up to the poor standard set by the Olympic Delivery Authority. May we be told the author?.
We do not want the ODA's design ethic to permiate and ruin further our premier London's Square of Trafalgar
Comment on: Zaha Hadid's Maxxi wins the 2010 Stirling Prize
Is it good practice, or good for our profession, for an architect to design a building which, using taxpayers money, is costing at least three times more than the original budget set by the government? I give you the Aquatic Centre at London's 2012 Olympic site.
Libeskind is the leader of the 'sloping wall' group of architects (remember the V&A extension?). In joint second I place Herzog and de Meuren (New Tate gallery extension) and Zaha Hadid (numerous).
In their designs for houses, commercial buildings or museums have none of these three ever tried to place a three dimensional object against or hang a picture on a sloping wall.
A fine example of Libeskind's work is 'his' ridiculous sloping wall design for the 380sq.M 'Libeskind Villa' (BD 2 October 2009).
I totally agree with keef above that, having walked past it last night, Libeskind's extension for Middlesex University in Holloway Road is now just plain grubby.
Good luck to Essex University
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